I don’t know by what magic he conjures up the words that come out of his characters, but there isn’t much need for exposition in one of his novels, somehow the dialogue does it all. Meeting his characters in print is almost like getting to know them in person, the words conveying all the nuances obtained from seeing a person in the flesh. If you like crime fiction and have never read any of Elmore Leonard books, please do so real soon. I give Road Dogs a 3.5 out of 4.
I tried to read Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk (#16 on the 6/21/09 NYT Bestseller List), but did not like it at all. Sorry, Chuck!
– posted by Sonia, Readers’ Services